The Democratic Party of Sacramento County (DPSC) is one of the most dynamic and active county Democratic Party Central Committees in the state of California.
We stand at the forefront when it comes to Democratic campaign, election, and voter registration activities in the Capitol Region. Our effectiveness comes directly from the involvement and support of members just like you.
March 3rd, 2016
Endorsements as of April 14, 2016.
City of Sacramento
Mayor – Darrell Steinberg
District 2 – Greg Jefferson
District 4 – Steve Hansen*
District 6 – Eric Guerra*
District 8 – Larry Carr*
County of Sacramento
District 3 – Shaun Dillon
District 4 – No Endorsement
Sacramento County Board of Education
Area 6 – Orlando Fuentes
Area 7 – Harold Fong*
Twin Rivers Unified School District
Area 3 – Walter Kawamoto*
Area 5 – Basim Elkarra
Area 7 – Francisco Garcia
Local Ballot Measures
City of Sacramento
Measure X – Vote YES
This measure will renew an existing citywide parcel tax for libraries for a period 10 years. The City has 12 libraries that rely on this parcel tax for a third of their funding. Measure X will require yearly independent audits to ensure that all money is spent exclusively on our libraries.
Measure Y – Vote NO
This measure would impose a 5% tax on marijuana cultivation. The revenue raised from this measure would be directed to a special fund for limited purposes and could not be diverted for use to support other vital general city services such as parks, pools and community center, libraries, or crime prevention.
Measure Z – Vote YES
This measure will amend the City Charter to move the time at which elected officials assume office to after the deadline to count all votes. Currently the term of office begins before all votes are counted, at times resulting in inconsistent terms of office since an election winner might not be determined until all votes are counted.
U.S. House of Representatives
District 3 – John Garamendi*
District 6 – Doris Matsui*
District 7 – Ami Bera*
District 9 – Jerry McNerney*
District 1 – TBD
District 3 – No Endorsement**
District 5 – Cathleen Galgiani*
District 6 – Brian Caples
District 7 – Kevin McCarty*
District 8 – Ken Cooley*
District 9 – Jim Cooper*
District 11 – Jim Frazier*
Proposition 50 — Vote YES
This measure will allow the Legislature to have a suspended legislator’s salary and benefits forfeited during the time of the suspension. Current law allows suspended legislators to continue to receive salary and benefits.
**Two Democratic candidates are running: Mariko Yamada and Bill Dodd.
September 25th, 2015
Join the Democratic Party of Sacramento County for the 2015 Tower Bridge Awards, Monday, October 5, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Mayahuel Restaurant, 1200 K Street in Sacramento.
At the Tower Bridge Awards, the DPSC honors grassroots volunteers and organizations working tirelessly to make Sacramento County a better place. Join us for dinner, guest speakers, and mingle with elected officials and others who support the Democratic Party of Sacramento County.
For more information, contact Katie Kerner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 292-2457. You can also download a payment form. Completed forms can be mailed to 1033 S Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95811; emailed to email@example.com or FAXed to (916) 739-6002.
September 10th, 2015
Please join us on September 26, 2015 at the home of Claire Lipshultz and Sage Sweetwood. The address will be provided upon receiving your RSVP.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (915) 217-8009
September 9th, 2015
The Democratic Party of Sacramento County Presents the 2015 Tower Bridge Awards… with Special Mystery Guests!!
Mayahuel ~ Coa Room, 1200 K Street, Sacramento,CA 95814
Questions: Katie Kerner, 916.292.2457 or Katie@kmstrategies.com
May 28th, 2015
You’re invited to a reception hosted by the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, with Special Guest and Tower of Courage Awardee Toni G. Atkins, California Speaker of the Assembly. All proceeds benefit the efforts of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County in the upcoming election cycle.
Get your tickets now by visiting March to 2016 event page!
May 6th, 2015
December 10th, 2014
Pratibha Shalini, Dr. Bhavin Parikh, Bobbie Singh-Allen, EGUSD Boardmember and the local Indo-American Community
Chai Ki Chuski Victory Party
in honor of
Congressman Ami Bera, MD (CA-07)
Committee on Foreign Affairs | Committee on Science, Space & Technology
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The home of Dr. Janak and Nalini Mehtani
2300 California Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608
After narrowly beating our opponent in the most closely watched and expensive Congressional race in the country, we hope you will join us to celebrate our victory!
Light refreshments and live entertainment provided.
Please to Daniel Iritani at Daniel@BeraForCongress.com or (916) 287-1232.
Questions? Contact Pratibha Shalini at 916-220-8407 or Dr. Bhavin Parikh at 916-813-8413.
October 22nd, 2014
November 4, 2014 General Election
Endorsements as of September 11, 2014.
Elk Grove City Council
District 4 – Nancy Chaires
Sacramento City Council
District 3 – Jeff Harris
District 8 – Neutral
Elk Grove Unified School District
Area 2 – James Letoa
Los Rios Community College District
Area 1 – Dustin Johnson
Area 6 – Deborah Ortiz
Natomas Unified School District
At-Large – Teri Burns
At-Large – Sachiko Konatsu
Sacramento City Unified School District
Area 1 – Anna Molander
Area 2 – Ellen Cochrane
Area 7 – Linda Tuttle
San Juan Unified School District
At-Large – Paula Villescaz
At-Large – Mike McKibbin
American River Flood Control District
Director – Earl Lagomarsino
Cosumnes Community Services District
Director – Orlando Fuentes
Florin Resource Conservation District
Director – Davies Ononiwu
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Ward 3 – Mario Guerrero
Ward 4 – Genevieve Shiroma
Ward 5 – Rob Kerth
Ward 6 – Dave Tamayo
Ward 7 – Bill Slaton
Sacramento Suburban Water District
Division 3 – Kazman Zaidi
Local Ballot Measures
Measure G – YES
- Folsom Cordova Unified School District – Folsom’s schools are in need of repairs and new technology. Voting “Yes” on Measure G would authorize $195 million in bond money to fix school facilities and modernize technology in Folsom classrooms.
Measure H – YES
- City of Rancho Cordova – Rancho Cordova residents are asking for more and better services from their city. Measure H would raise the city sales tax by only 1/2 cent to meet residents needs. A track-record of balanced city budgets and citizen oversight should compel all Rancho Cordovans to vote “Yes” on Measure H.
Measure J – YES
- Natomas Unified School District – Natomas schools are in need of repairs. Measure J would authorize $129 million in bond money to fix Natomas neediest school facilities. Vote “Yes” on Measure J.
Measure L – NO
- City of Sacramento – Stop the power grab! Measure L gives the mayor and the well-connected too much power and reduces accountability. Vote “L” No!
California Democratic Party Endorsements:
State Constitutional Offices
Governor – Jerry Brown
Lieutenant Governor – Gavin Newsom
Secretary of State – Alex Padilla
Attorney General – Kamala Harris
Controller – Betty Yee
Treasurer – John Chiang
Insurance Commissioner – Dave Jones
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Tom Torlakson
Board of Equalization, District 1 – Chris Parker
US House of Representatives
District 3 – John Garamendi
District 6 – Doris Matsui
District 7 – Ami Bera
District 9 – Jerry McNerney
District 4 – CJ Jawahar
District 6 – Roger Dickinson
District 8 – Paulina Miranda
District 6 – Brian Caples
District 7 – Kevin McCarty
District 8 – Ken Cooley
District 9 – Jim Cooper
District 11 – Jim Frazier
Proposition 1 — YES
Proposition 2 — YES
- Increases state rainy day fund
Proposition 45 — YES
- Requires health insurers to justify rate hike increases
Proposition 46 — Neutral
- Raises medical malpractice cap and requires drug testing of doctors
Proposition 47 — YES
- Reclassifies certain non-violent non-serious crimes as misdemeanors
Proposition 48 — YES
- Approves two Indian gaming compacts
August 20th, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Contact: Kerri Asbury, DPSC Chair, 916-607-8241
Sacramento, Calif. – The chair of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County (DPSC), speaking on behalf of the Democratic Party Central Committee, released this statement Tuesday concerning the death of former Sacramento City Councilman, member of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and state and federal health official Grantland Johnson, who died Tuesday at age 65.
DPSC Chair Kerri Asbury said:
“Today we are saddened to learn of the passing of a great leader in Sacramento and in Democratic politics, Grantland Johnson. When I first joined the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, Grantland was there telling stories and relating political history for Sacramento. I wish I could have spent more time with him learning, and documenting his stories of Sacramento lore.
“Grantland helped develop the city and county from the late ’70s to the early ’90s, and always seemed to maintain a good handle on the needs and development of both. Grantland will not be forgotten by me, our party or Sacramento. Our sincerest condolences to his family.”
July 25th, 2014
Democratic Party of Sacramento County presents “Change for Change,” a monthly donor competition now through September 11, 2014.
The rules are simple: You can be the winner of a generous gift card to Ella Dining Room & Bar or Mulvaney’s B&L by signing-up between July 10 and September 11, 2014 to be the largest 2014 DPSC monthly donor of the contest period (minimum $10 per month for 12 months), or by signing-up to be a 2014 DPSC monthly donor and recruiting others between July 10 and September 11, 2014 to also be DPSC monthly donors (minimum $10 per month for 12 months); you’ll get credit for their donations and your own toward the total for the competition!
Simply download and fill out our Monthly Donor Pledge form and return it to the DPSC office at 1033 S Street, Suite 200, Sacramento by September 11, 2014. It is possible to donate directly through Act Blue to participate in the competition, but for cumulative donations through Act Blue, please contact Fundraising Chair Mike Whiteside at (916) 802-3072. The person who either individually donates or recruits others to cumulatively donate the largest monthly donation wins. In the case of a tie, the person who reaches the tying donation amount first wins. The winner will be announced September 11, 2014 at the monthly DPSC meeting. Please contact Mike Whiteside for more information.